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Sigil working

12 Jan

After my last post I have spent some time thinking. I decided that I will go ahead with the work at hand. The best way to approach this work, for me, was to create a series of sigils. I then mapped these sigils onto the specific area of Belfast where I felt they needed to be cast. I did this because I wanted to clearly visualise them in my head, as they make up nodes in one larger sigil that I am casting over all parties concerned. I then went to each physical location and cast each sigil. I drew each sigil in each location in chalk, and when the rain washes them away they will be activated.

In saying all of this I want to make quite clear, because I haven’t stated it in a while, that my experiments with Magick are purely that: experiments. I don’t believe in magick. Rather, Like a lapsed catholic, I continue to practice regardless of belief!

Lets see how it develops…


ley lines and hidden messages

17 Dec

Last Night I was talking to a mate of mine who lives in Plymouth. He is also a Wizard. We were talking over many things and just generally catching up. He was telling me about his band. He hides secret codes in the structures of the music so that the audience at their gigs absorb his messages unconsciously. I really liked this idea. I might try it with speech patterns as a means of casting covert spells.

One thing that cropped up in our conversation was the fact that although I can find several maps detailing ley lines in Great Britain, I can find no such maps detailing them in Ireland. I think in the new year I am going to begin to trace out these lines of power in Belfast’s city centre. I’m also going to try to find a mother line: a massive ley line that smaller ones often come off, such as the St. Michael line in the south west of England. If anyone has any information that can help me in this search please reply!

Magick in Prague

9 Oct

I was in Prague last week making art and practicing Magick. We arrived at a gallery on Wednesday night where I was due to make a performance art action and then they were going too screen one of my videos. When we arrived at the gallery I discovered the were currently hosting an exhibtion by an English artist whose work was based on the premise that she had been investigating Occult technology from the future. On the wall was a hand drawing of the Aleister Crowley portrait that I had used as the basis of the self-portrait of myself. The picture at the top left of this page. This was an odd and amusing coincidence.
For my performance wanted to make something low tech, playful and funny. I informed everyone that I had recently declared myself a wizard and that I am interested in how in today’s society the act of ‘being’ has been replaced by the act of ‘appearing’. Further that on the basis of this I considered that perhaps the most pragmatic thing we could do, if we want to do something revolutionary, is to find a way to ‘disappear’. I then proceeded to issue everyone with paper wizards hats and turned out the lights. I then played a recording of me reading my ‘Sorcery’ manifesto. I also gave out wands in the form of sparklers. As these burned, I took a flash gone and zapped the hats of everyone in the room so that the word ‘Wizard’ appeared on them. The word wizard was painted in phosphorus paint on the hats. The plan was simple, The sparklers would light the room up but as they burned down the light would get less and less. As the light became less the word Wizard on each hat would become more apparent. The sparklers would burn out as the recording ran out so in the end we would be left in the dark with loads of people standing looking round at other people in paper hats with the word “Wizard” lit up on their heads.
Unfortunately as I went round the room zapping people with the flash gun something unexpected happened. The flash gun was powered from the mains and as I zapped the flash gun started to make a strange noise in my hand. Suddenly it stopped working and there was a very strange noise. I had blown the fuse box in the Gallery. SO I did manage to make everyone disappear, but in a different way than I had intended. Magick works through the path of least resistence it seems.
the video screening went well. The video was “Pogo Manifesto”. this video is all about how you can use a pogo stick as a tool For divination. It’s very funny. People seemed to enjoy it all. there was also a video screening by the German video artist Monika Brandmeier. Her work is quite formal in terms of its investigation of space. I really enjoyed seeing her work. I also enjoyed meeting the people who ran the gallery. It seems like they run a very interesting program. I want to go back in the future.

Summoning Trisha

25 Sep

Yesterday I attempted a double summoning at the John Hewitt Bar in Belfast. I was standing outside with my friend Stephen while he was having a cigarette. I hadn’t seen him in ages and we were having a pint. It was really nice to catch up with him. Then it started to rain so he asked me could I use my magickal abilities to summon his friends Tirsha and Sinead BC, whom he was waiting on. So I gave it a go.
Something misfired along the way and I accidentally summoned a Brain Patterson and a Bigit Salling Hansen but then Tisha showed up. One out of two wasn’t bad. I finished my pint and headed off home. In the words of that twat Gordon Ramsey:
“Job done”

Casting a sigil over Belfast…

27 Aug

I’ve progressed my sigil experiment further by attempting to cast a giant sigil over Belfast. The Sigil in Question has a diameter of approximately 1.2 Kilometres and encapsulates the desire to meet interesting people in the area upon which it has been cast. To cast this Sigil I first took a map of Belfast, a piece of OHP transparency film and a red marker pen. I placed the OHP film on the map and began to consider which area of Belfast I would like the sigil to cover. I eventually settled on an area of south Belfast. I shifted the OHP film around the map and deliberated some more over precisely which bits of the area of south Belfast I was now looking at that I wanted the sigil to cover. After much deliberation I cast the sigil using the map, the OHP and a red pen to aid with my visualisation. What I found most interesting about placing this object upon Belfast is that it is essentially placing a large psychic circuit over the city, which will redistribute psychic energy in a way to bring about more interesting interrelations, not just for me but for everyone living in these areas.
The most Northern point of the sigil rests at the junction of Rugby road and University St. The Most Easterly point lies in the Ormeau Park. The most Southern point is located on the Anadale embankment between the Kings Bridge and the Governors Bridge. The most Western point lies at the Malone road end of the Wellington Park road. What is interesting about the position of the sigil is the area and things it encompasses: the lines of the sigil cross some significant landmarks in Belfast, some of which can be used to energise it without too much effort from me. This is no accident.
The lower left hand line of the sigil, which is the only part that extends outside the circle, begins at Edgehill College. This line then runs up through the Ulster museum to join one of two major lines of the sigil, which runs directly through the main hall entrance of Queens University. This part of the building used to be an old Masonic lodge. This is testified to by the original tiling that still remains on the floor. This line runs from here down through the theological college and out onto the lower Ormeau road. Another part of the Sigil encompasses the building that currently houses SARC, which is a world-class musical research facility owned and ran by Queens University. Other lines in the sigil pass directly through the holy lands, the area where all the students live. The amount of fervour (religious, academic, hedonistic and otherwise) contained in these areas generates enough psychic energy to really boost my working. I also believe that the presence of the river lagan in the middle of sigil will really help to flush any bad energy out of the sigil diffusing it and carrying it out to sea. While doing this, the river will also simultaneously exert a subtle calming and relaxing effect on the area the sigil covers, thus making those who live and work in these areas feel a little bit more relaxed and happy. Have a look at the photograph attached to this blog entry to see exactly where the sigil covers.
All in all I think the sigil is a very positive thing. I will be interested to see if/how it works. The one thing I’ve left to do is destroy the image of the original sigil. I’m going to do this by tying it to a helium balloon and releasing it. I’m going to do this in the Ormeau Park, on the edge of the sigil I cast. I might even wear my Wizards hat as it is a special occasion.

sigil I cast over Belfast

sigil I cast over Belfast